• Yield: 4 dozen


1cup shortening
1/2cup sugar
1-- egg
3cups flour
1 1/2teaspoons baking powder
1/2teaspoon salt
1teaspoon anise seed
3tablespoons sweet wine
1/4cup sugar
1tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Cream shortening and sugar until quite creamy.  Add egg and beat until very fluffy. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture.  Stir in wine and anise seed.  Roll dough out on floured board to 1/4" thick and cut in plain squares or fancy shapes.  Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon and sprinkle on top of each cookie.  Bake in a preheated 350F oven for 15-20 minutes or until light brown.  Freezes well.


Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Albuquerque’s Simply Simpatico (The Junior League of Albuquerque, NM, 1981).